Painter, Teacher, Juror
Liz Walker was born in Pennsylvania and raised in San Antonio, Texas--a large metropolitan city infused with the culture, language, and architecture of Mexico. This experience has had a profound and positive affect on her life and most certainly influences how she chooses the colors and subject matter in her paintings.
In 1980, Liz received a B.A. in Art from Trinity University, but, like many artists, found financial security in an unrelated field: writing software user manuals for a computer company. After that, art and creativity took a backseat to building a 10 year career in technical writing. Growing restless and dissatisfied with the demands of the high tech world (especially after her daughter was born in 1993) Liz took a night class in watercolor and rediscovered her artistic passion--and churned out 100 paintings in the first year!
In 1997 after considerable soul-searching, Liz quit her stressful job and devoted herself completely and wholeheartedly to the thing she was put on this earth to do--PAINT. She has been known to paint up to 380 paintings in one year, while juggling teaching and jurying opportunities as well. It's the best "job" in the world!
Watercolor was Liz's first medium of choice, but since 2005 she has begun painting primarily in acrylics and acrylic marbling. Her paintings have been exhibited both locally and nationally and have won numerous awards. Her paintings are in private collections in Texas, Massachusetts, California, Colorado and Oregon.